The Must Have Summer Book Releases You Need To Read

Helloooo book lovers! Who is ready for a summer full of reading? It’s even better when you know there is a summer full of new book (and awesome) book releases! I personally look forward to writing these blog posts because a) I love to share my passion for books and b) I find lots of new books to add to my tbr (to be read) list! 

Is there anything better than sitting by the pool, warmed by the sun, and reading a good book? It’s hard to beat! I will admit I am more of a patio reader myself but if you like the sunshine then poolside reading is the bomb! 

Finding new releases is also great because it can spark a little life back into your reading. Around this time of year, I find my reading drops a little. More time is spent out with friends and less time is spent at home reading. HOWEVER, when I get my hands on a new release that I’m just so excited to read… say bye bye friends and hello books.

I won’t make you wait any longer here because I’m sure you are DYING to know what books you need to read in the upcoming months (July, August, & September). So, let’s get into the books and start growing your book shopping list! 

Happy reading lovelies ❤

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Romance book releases

Booked On A Feeling by Jayci Lee – overachieving lawyer, failing bookshop, childhood friends, and maybe some love! What more do you need? Publishes: July 26, 2022

The True Love Bookshop by Annie Rains – three years after her husband dies, his old bff shows up at her bookshop. They work together to uncover his death and go on quite the adventure along the way. Publishes: July 5, 2022

A Line in the Sand by Terri Wilson – book number two in Turtle Beach series. She vows to never date again but her friends decide to play matchmaker and her dog is constantly getting her into trouble with the cute marine biologist. Publishes: August 2, 2022

Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst – 49-year-old Lucy needs a fresh start. She takes a job in France at a hotel but it’s not what she expects. Publishes: August 16, 2022

The Boy with the Bookstore by Sarah Smith – baker meets bookshop owner and they do not get along! However, they need to figure it out so they both don’t lose their jobs and can make it through a shop renovation! Publishes: September 6, 2022

Where We End & Begin by Jane Igharo – star-crossed lovers get a second chance at love when they cross paths at a wedding. Publishes: September 27, 2022

Fantasy book releases

The Stone Road by Trent Jamieson – On the day Jean was born, the dead howled. Monsters, magic, and learning about ancient evil powers. Jean must embrace her legacy or let everything burn. Publishes: July 19, 2022

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne – The story of Rapunzel but really about the witches who put her there. Publishes: July 26, 2022

Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin – 18-year-old Iris is a witch that accidentally casts a curse. She needs to work together with a boy who hates witches in order to make things right. Publishes: August 2, 2022

Blood Like Fate by Liselle Sambury – Blood Like Magic book 2. Voya must fight to save her witch community. Family members missing, people hate her, and she must show she has what it takes to be a leader. Publishes: August 9, 2022

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland – It’s 1937 and America is split between those who practice mystical art and those who don’t. After a catastrophic event Laura works with the US government to repair the damage but along the way is faced with a mysterious past. Publishes: September 20, 2022

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young – rural island community, superstitions, unsolved murder, and the return of a killer. Publishes: September 27, 2022

YA book releases

The Witchery by S. Isabelle – Every year Helsford, Florida is tormented by The Haunting where wolves descend on the town. A coven of witches from a witch school band together to stop it. Publishes: July 26, 2022

A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop – Cam thinks he’s going to have the best summer ever when 2 things happen: his ex-girlfriend is in a coma and Cam tears his ACL. While recovering from surgery Cam is taking meds and starts to see Allison. Publishes: July 12, 2022

What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla – 17-year-old Minerva plots revenge on her predatory boss at the local ice cream stand. An armed robbery at the ice cream stand stirs up rumors about hidden money and Minerva has the best (or worst) idea. Publishes: August 2, 2022

The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Inheritance Games 3. In the 3rd installment, Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the biggest game yet. Publishes: August 30, 2022

Seoulmates by Susan Lee – Hannah’s boyfriend breaks up with her because they have nothing in common. She doesn’t like all the k-drama’s her friends do. An old friend comes back to town who is actually starring in a k-drama and they have to face old feelings and what went wrong. Publishes: September 20, 2022

Self Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore – queer great Gatsby retelling. Publishes: September 6, 2022

Thriller book releases

The It Girl by Ruth Ware – Hannah is the ultimate It girl and pulls April into her orbit. They develop a great group of friends at Oxford and then April was dead. A decade later the killer dies in prison but then a journalist comes to Hannah with evidence that he was innocent and the killer may have been closer than they ever expected. Publishes: July 12, 2022

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hiller – Paris is arrested when she’s found in the bathroom covered in blood beside her dead husband. 25 years earlier Ruby was convicted of a similar murder and she knows who Paris really is. Publishes: July 19, 2022

These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall – Haunting Hill House meets Knives Out. When Helen’s grandfather dies she is shocked to find out he left her everything. It comes with a catch – she must live on Harrow’s ground for one full year or she will be left with nothing. Easy, expect the house is not as it seems. Publishes: August 9, 2022

The Blame Game by Sandie Jones – Naomi is a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse. She helps her client Jacob come to the decision to leave his wife. Then Jacob goes missing. Police question Naomi about Jacob but her own dark past starts to emerge. Publishes: August 16, 2022

The Best Friend by Jessica Fellowes – two best friends from childhood become more and more toxic as life goes on. Over decades acts of cruelty grow until one shocking event tests them more than ever. Publishes: September 13, 2022

The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy – there was a review for this book saying it’s best to go into this with very little info! So to keep it brief, David’s biggest regret is his sudden separation from his son. He decides to  Harriet is a police officer trying to clear her name and stumbles across a book with some troubling notes in it. It leads to David. The problem? David is dead. Publishes: September 27, 2022

Historical fiction book releases:

The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin – Ava is a librarian living a quiet life until the US military comes to her with an unexpected offer. She moves to Lisbon and poses as a librarian but is really a spy gathering intelligence. Publishes: July 26, 2022

The Last Restaurant In Paris by Lily Graham – Marianne runs a little restaurant in Paris during the time the Germans occupied France. One night her restaurant is vandalized and Marianne is gone. Years later, her granddaughter has many questions about the grandmother she never met including what happened to Marianne. She finds a passport hidden with her grandmother’s picture but not her name… and starts to investigate what really happened. Publishes: July 18, 2022

The Codebreakers Secret by Sara Ackerman – A female codebreaker. An “unbreakable” Japanese naval code. A pilot on a top-secret mission that could change everything. A journalist that stirs up an explosive secret. Publishes: August 2, 2022

The Manhattan Girls by Gill Paul – 1920’s sex in the city following  Dorothy Parker and her three friends as they navigate post-war life, careers, and Jazz Age New York City. Publishes: August 16, 2022

The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris – Fenna performs on stage with an unruly escape artist. She is surprised when British intelligence (M19) approaches her to help thwart the Germans. Fenna reluctantly join the team but finds her past is catching up with her. Publishes: September 6, 2022

The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck – Jewish children seeking refuge from German find themselves in a remote part of France in a castle. Nurses and caregivers vow to do whatever it takes to keep the children safe. When Germany invades France they realize the children are not safe and start a journey through the wintery mountains to safety. Publishes: September 13, 2022

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What do you think of these awesome summer book releases? I have a few of these pre-ordered so I CANNOT wait to read them! Personally, I’m most excited for the romance book releases and the historical fiction releases!

What books are you most excited for this summer?

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